Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer in Shakespeare, Critical Thinking and Writing, Dramaturgy and Directing
Santa Clara University
Department, Program, Center: Theatre and Dance
Specialty or Subdiscipline:
College or School: College of Arts and Sciences
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic University in Silicon Valley, seeks to fill a one-year, fixed-term adjunct lecturer position to teach eight courses including Critical Thinking and Writing - Theatre emphasis, a two-course themed sequence for first year students, Dramaturgy, Stage Directing, Shakespeare's Plays in Performance, and Acting for Non-Majors for the 2017-18 academic year. The successful candidate will also supervise two Student Directing Festivals (each a .5 course load). The successful candidate will also direct the department production of The Glass Menagerie in spring quarter 2018. The successful candidate will teach eight courses over the three academic year quarters (fall, winter and spring.)
Salary: $61,040-$64,800 per academic year (based on 8-course load), depending on teaching experience, with competitive benefits.
MFA or PhD in theatre required. Two years of teaching at the university level required. Commitment to teaching theatre within a liberal arts context required. An M.A., with four to six years of university teaching experience will be considered.
Faculty responsibilities include (1) teaching and (2) service, as specified by the Santa Clara University Faculty Handbook (sec. 220.127.116.11). Duties include but are not limited to:1. Planning and teaching eight courses over three quarters: Critical Thinking and Writing (Fall and Spring quarters), Supervise Student Directing Projects (Fall and Winter quarters), Dramaturgy (Fall quarter), Stage Directing (Winter quarter), Shakespeares Plays in Performance (Winter quarter), Acting for Non Majors (Spring quarter) and Direct the department production of The Glass Menagerie (Spring quarter) in a manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively. Courses that are approved for the University Core must be taught from an approved syllabus. The successful candidate may use a previously-approved syllabus or may work with the chair to design an appropriate syllabus for timely submission to the relevant University Faculty Core Curriculum Committee
2. Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with assigned courses, including:
a. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared way;
b. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;
c. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus;
d. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;
e. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses;
f. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties such as attending faculty meetings or department special events as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department.
Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.
Close Date: 4/14/2017
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please contact David J. Popalisky [firstname.lastname@example.org], Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance with any questions.
Course Descriptions:Critical Thinking and Writing I and II A two-course themed sequence featuring study and practice of academic discourse with emphasis on critical reading and writing, composing process and rhetorical situation. This sequence will draw upon specific plays from the canon for discussion.Dramaturgy Play analysis in the context of theatrical genres and historic period cultures.Stage Directing Basic course in the problems, techniques and theory of directing plays for the live theatre.Directing Practicum: Supervise 1-4 student directed one acts for each of two quarters festivals.Shakespeares Plays in Performance An exploration of a selection of Shakespeares plays in performance with particular attention to an important topic chosen for focus and specified in the course description subtitlefor example, Shakespeare and Gender, Intercultural Shakespeare, Shakespeare In Production, Shakespeare and Justice, Shakespeare and Film, Shakespeare and the Contemporary World.Acting Non Majors through standard theatre games, monologues and scenes, students explore the craft of acting.Directing of the Glass Menagerie includes an audition week in March 12-15, 2018, six weeks of rehearsal beginning on April 3, 2018 commencing in a two week performance run.
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About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in Californias Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all masters universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is Californias oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
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